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Mr. Frank says that among them is the conservative Tea Party Express, which has targeted him for defeat, in large part because he is chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Mr. Frank says much of the opposition is because of his role in helping pass a massive overhaul of financial regulations.

PENNSYLVANIA

Palin endorses Toomey in race

HARRISBURG | Sarah Palin is endorsing fellow Republican Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania’s Senate race.

In a statement posted Tuesday on Facebook, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate listed Mr. Toomey and a half-dozen other Senate contenders as candidates who deserve support in the Nov. 2 election.

Mrs. Palin says they all would hold the line against proposed “cap-and-trade” restrictions on air emissions that she said pose a threat to jobs in industrial and manufacturing states.

The endorsement surfaced just before a poll released Wednesday that shows Mr. Toomey’s Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, gaining ground on Mr. Toomey.

A spokesman for the state Democratic Party says the endorsement shows Mr. Toomey has more in common with GOP extremists than with the people of Pennsylvania.

COLORADO

Pot cards cheaper for state’s poor

DENVER | Medical marijuana cards in Colorado cost $90, but state health officials are hearing testimony Wednesday on lowering that rate for the poor.

The Colorado Board of Health is planning to drop the fee for marijuana cards for patients in poverty. The new indigent rates come after complaints that some sick people can’t afford the $90 fee.

The district offers reduced registration and renewal fees for patients who qualify for Medicaid or whose income is equal to or less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

The Colorado Board of Health will also hear testimony Wednesday on creating a formal process to add ailments to the list of conditions that allow people to get medical clearance for pot.

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